Sparkle a little bit every day


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Tiger Queen

In Eastern myths the tiger was the king of the beasts. The Japanese believed he lived for a thousand years and he was one of the emblems of the Samurai. He was the god of war and Roman soldiers carried tigers eye so they would be brave in battle. Traditionally its golden light was thought to create the aura of a tiger to protect you from emotional harm and to attract financial good luck.

The constellation Westerners know as Orion is seen as only part of the constellation known to the Chinese as the White Tiger, who represents autumn among the four seasons and the compass direction west.

The Sanskrit word for tiger is vyaghra. Say it out loud and you'll see where the medication name came from. Adds a new meaning to the phrase "Put a Tiger in your tank!"

These beautiful earrings have a tigers eye centre surrounded by gold glass pearls and crystals and a champagne-coloured crystal teardrop decorated with tiny gold and brown glass beads. It measures 3" from the top of the bronzetone hook and is supplied in a black velvet drawstring pouch.

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Allow its golden light to create the aura of a tiger to protect you from emotional harm and to attract financial good luck.







Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings


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Five elements (chinese)




Generating[edit]

The common memory jogs, which help to remind in what order the phases are:

  • Wood feeds Fire
  • Fire creates Earth (ash)
  • Earth bears Metal
  • Metal enriches Water (as in water with minerals is more beneficial to the body than pure water)
  • Water nourishes Wood

Other common words for this cycle include "begets", "engenders" and "mothers".

Overcoming[edit]

  • Wood parts Earth (such as roots; or, Trees can prevent soil erosion)
  • Earth dams (or muddles or absorbs) Water
  • Water extinguishes Fire
  • Fire melts Metal
  • Metal chops Wood

This cycle might also be called "controls", "restrains" or "fathers".






A wise man whose name I don't know said you should always have something beautiful in sight, even if it's only a daisy in a glass. And I love sparkle. So that's why I believe you should sparkle a little bit every day!


Jewellery is too beautiful to be hidden away until a special occasion. Wear it often and make every day special. 


I first started making jewellery when I couldn't find anything I liked at a price I wanted to pay.  In the beginning it was just a few pieces that I kept for myself or gave away to friends. But then people started asking to buy items, and suddenly it exploded and now I find myself spending most of my time making jewellery.


I don't have an office, a studio or a workshop, I work  sitting on the sofa in my living room in North West England, with a tray on my lap. The pink rose in my photo grows in a pot in the back yard of our Victorian terraced parlour house. Beads have taken over the house - I kissed goodbye to the dining room long ago and am valiantly fighting a losing battle to keep the spare sofa clear in the living room.


I like my jewellery to have personality. Apart from simple pendants and earrings,  each piece is individual and unique, just like you. I love knowing that when I've made a particular piece, there will be no other like that in the whole world.


I realise how lucky I am, getting to spend my life doing something that I love.  I am surrounded by beautiful things that I put together to create wearable art, and the design possibilities seem limitless.


I hope you enjoy wearing my jewellery as much as I enjoyed creating it.


 


 


Postage

Flat rate £2 postage charge per order or free for orders over £20.

UK delivery only.

The boring bit

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A note about sold-out items.....

Because almost everything is unique, you might find that when you get to paypal an item will appear as "sold out". This means someone has beaten you to it before I had the chance to update the website. Sorry about that. I'll update as often as I can (daily at the very least)  but I won't always be able to catch sold items in time. Please feel free to contact me if this happens and I may be able to make you something similar. I can't always guarantee a price match, though, especially for special prices. Again, sorry.